Best Modern Drummers987654 The best modern drummers with double bassing, and overall speed, and difficulty.
The Top Ten
Jimmy had more talent on drums than anyone, and he was only 28. Imagine if he had never passed away.. Jimmy defined Musical Genius. RIP REV
Probably the best metal drummer ever. He could do it all. He was a master at almost all aspects of drumming. He was also a musical genius. He wrote most of Avenged Sevenfold's greatest hits. Jimmy could also laid down some of the fastest beats. Just listen to songs like Unholy Confessions, Chapter Four, Beast and the Harlot, Burn it Down, Almost Easy, A Little Piece of Heaven, and although he didn't actually record Nightmare and Welcome to Family, he wrote those ones.
R.I.P. Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan
James Owen Sullivan was a legend. I don't think there will ever be another that could ever match his talent and overall speed and accuracy. It's so disappointing that the good have to die so young. He has been my recent inspiration to get behind the kit again. May he always be remembered in the drummer's circle.
BEST DRUMMER! RIP REV, foREVerV 7 Comments
Travis is way better than Greiner. Travis has way more passion in what he does. Not only was he in plus 44 and now back in blink 182. But he has done covers and played for other bands when they wanted a sick drummer to play in their song. Rappers, punk bands, metal bands and a bunch more of genres have used travis barker before. I'd say that's a pretty good drummer
This guy should be #1... The speed and timing of the drums to the music is superb. Travis Barker really puts some extra topping to the blink 182 songs. He is not only a good replacement for scott raynor but he surpasses scott's talent and took blink to a totally new level!
Travis plays some great beats! Unlike a lot of drummers his beats are very unpredictable! His influence makes the songs fresh and fun to listen to! One of the best drummers around!
For me, Travis is more speed than technque, he lake of technique, but I'd like his style!V 7 Comments
His cymbal set up is sick man, he is a very talented dude who has extremely talented creativity in his beats, fill ins, and everything. Why don't you guys listen to august burns red songs before you vote? I recommend you guys not to listen to august burns red songs because you all will piss on your pants due to their awesomeness.
ROFL lars ulrich is surely a modern drummer laugh out loud.
Why the heck is jordan mancino higher? He deserves to stay with matt greiner due to his skills too.
Srsly, I tell you matt greiner is another awesome drummer that has appeared to this world.
There are many great drummers in the world and Matt Greiner is one of them. Everything about his drumming style is awesome. He is most creative drummer I know. When I listen to his beats in his songs, I'm speechless. He goes hard in the paint.
He is definitely one of the best today. If you don't like Hardcore or Metalcore than just ignore the music, and just listen to the talent this guy has. Is hands thing as fast as his brain. Why isn't Luke Holland on here?
Go watch some of his playthroughs on youtube and tell me he isn't deserving of any top drummer list. I find it hard to believe that you will think the same after seeing him perform.V 8 Comments
One of the most versatile drummers ever to have walked the earth. He's usually involved in a lot of side projects like the rock supergroup 'Chickenfoot'. Definitely deserves to be on the list
Chad has appeared on 52 albums to date need I say more?
One of the best of this generation alongside Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Phil Selway. Just listen to his skills on Purple Stain (amazing outro), By The Way, Brendan's Death song and pretty much all of Stadium Arcadium album. Absolute beast.
Chad's Drumming brings the RHCP's together. He is surely one of the best ever. Of course this is a subjective matter, but Chad has my vote with no reservations.
I suppose the Rev is a decent #1, don't get me wrong he is in my top three for modern drummers, which half of this list certainly is not. But Travis Barker 1% behind him for number two? In this information age we have access to any music at any time. Please, somebody justify Travis Barker's place on this list, let alone his #2 spot. No, I'm not inferring he's unqualified for the modern portion like the great Chad Smith (RHCP was 80's), but that he is unqualified for the great portion, and hardly qualified for the drummer portion. It pains me to see a talented and musical drummer like Jordison so far behind this generation's closest thing to Lars Ulrich. Okay, he's not that bad, but he certainly makes more of a diva of himself.
when it comes to drumming, his name always strike 1st... joey rules! jimmy's good too
This guy can go amazingly fast on the double bass and the toms... What more can you ask for?
We'll Mike is officially the best drummer in the world... So...
Mike is the best drummer I ever know
Very clean sound, perfect rithm and genial patterns and fills. The best ever.
Lol I think he's good, he's my favorite dummer
For somebody who didn't take any lessons and literally got kicked out of music stores for playing too long as a kid, it's amazing to see the dedication and passion for what he does. Of course, he's not flawless. Some say that what he does is mediocre, but I think that he successfully handles half of his band and would continueously do so. His energy is contagious, and for a guy who hide from the mic, he's extremely confident behind his drums. Very innovative and willing to try new things, and is improving so much. And don't forget how many he's inspired. He's in a suitable position on this list, I think.
Josh works his hardest on stage, and in some parts of the shows the crowd is carrying him on a wooden platform that holds him playing the drums
He can fully support half of a famous band without any one thinking they need more
My daughter and I saw twenty one pilots in february 2017 in Omaha Nebraska. The concert blew me away. I think Josh Dun is one of the most talented drummers I have ever seen, he has a genuine passion for his music and you can see it in every song he plays.V 13 Comments
One of the best can't wait to see him join the stage with mike portnoy
If you don't know this drummer you need to educate your self. You Tube, Rush.
Saw in Atlanta sick nasty and legendary
The best since buddy rich
One of the absolute bestV 1 Comment
Danny is the best. Period. But really, how come Mike Portnoy isn't higher on the list?
How come Carey isn't #1? Especially for his unrivaled composure. His use of polyrhythms and tabla incorporation within Tool definitely make him deserving of the number one spot for modern drummer (if not best of all time) for rock music. His precision is unmatched. HE IS THE GOD OF PERCUSSION! YOU PEOPLE DON'T KNOW TALENT!
Danny should be #1, his time signatures are unconventionalV 1 Comment
If you listen to Blake Richardson's music, you will realize that he far surpasses the limited bounds of the many artists that are listed before him.
This man is only getting better. his work with Between The Buried And Me is unbelievable. - Prelude
My teeth grin oddly today, they seem to gleam more than normal. Maybe it will be noticed.
Easily the most talented artist on this list - he's the glue that allows BTBAM to jump from style to style so seamlessly. While most won't like BTBAM as much as some of the other bands on this list, none of their drummers could fill in for Blake, while he could get behind the kit for anyone.V 3 Comments
This man is my favorite drummer. He is so incredible and it is so emotional. He has boundless energy and he is a beast!
LISTEN TO 'DO OR DIE' YOU'LL COME TO KNOW YOURSELF
Because he's AMAZING! *_* GOD OF DRUMS!
He makes the most out a very simple and affordable drum set-up and gives players like us in the real world a chance to know that you don't have to have a thirty-thousand dollar set up to sound incredible and also that your kick doesn't need to be huge to get a powerful sound. His timing signatures are sick and he stays locked in way better than a lot of metal drummers out there. anyone with a brain cell can do blasts, gravity blasts and heel to toe. However, using them in a musical setting rather than to just play fast takes talent. welcome to the world of drumming noobs.
Tre Cool below Josh Dun, Travis Barker, and Shannon Leto aka the three most overrated drummers ever? No! - naFrovivuS
How is he not in the top 3 man? Travis Barker? Haha you've gotta be kidding. Tre runs rings around blink 182
Best drummer in the present world.
He helped his bandmates from Green Day to create the new era of pop punk in the mid 90's That is a big deal
Great as an singer guitarist and drummer! Complete musician!
Drummer for Muse, and brings the power to muse! Bringing, drum beats that go incredibly well with what the band is looking for; it makes up a good portion of the band. If you are doubting me, then take a listen to songs such as "Resistance", "Assassin", "Exo-Politics", "Apocalypse Please", and "Stockholm Syndrome", and that's just the start! It's pretty awesome how they incorporate such a strong beat in their music.
Even if you're not a huge Muse fan, do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of their dvd, live from Wemberley Stadium. If you can even copy that, (let alone dream it up in the first place), you are doing extremely well! Easily #1 modern era drummer in my book!
Umm how is Chad Smith ahead if Dom? And why aren't he and Dave Grohl in the top 10?V 1 Comment
Wait, seriously? This guy is the heart beat of Linkin Park. Rob provides Linkin Park with great drum beats and has really worked hard, becoming a successful drummer. He should be higher on the list.
Awesome drummer, he deserves to be higher on the list. With great hard work, he is one of the most successful drummers now..
He is the hero of the album "The Hunting Party"!
He should be at least in the top 20s! He is a great drummer..
I feel like this list is just a popularity contest. If you just look at the amounts of comments here just for tony you can see that he should be in first. for those of you who don't think so and don't know him please look him up before you vote and I'm sure you will change your mind. Personally I think if you don't see he's the best then you just don't understand drumming.
Clearly the best maybe not as popular, but he can play all style's, and all the list no Dennis chambers really. Today's gospel drummers are killing this list when played correctly add arron spears also!
Kill all style's. His rhythm's can't be touched, speed power, and most danceable on the list. The only drummer touching linear drumming of hip hop gosple, and all style etc. The best hands down!V 2 Comments
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List StatsUpdated 26 Sep 2017
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2. Chad Smith
3. Jimmy Sullivan
2. Mike Portnoy
3. Neil Peart